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Elizabeth Houghton Ballard Williams

BORN: November 10, 1943
DIED: February 17, 2018
LOCATION: South Charleston, West Virginia

Elizabeth Houghton Ballard Williams

Elizabeth Houghton Ballard Williams, 74, died peacefully and surrounded by family on February 17, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Elizabeth was born in Charleston, WV, on November 10, 1943.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Wiatt and Mildred Johnson Ballard, and her husband of 22 years, Clarence Alfred Williams.

She had a wonderful life growing up in ‘the Drive’ (Kenna Drive) in South Charleston, WV.  After her 1961 graduation at South Charleston High School, Elizabeth attended Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, VA where she earned her degree (1963) and became a registered nurse.  While employed with MCV in Richmond, Virginia, she decided to continue her education and was accepted into a Nurse Anesthetist Program.   Elizabeth’s dream was cut short when she sustained a severe head injury in a car wreck.

Elizabeth was an energetic, happy person with a ready smile and an easy laughter.  She loved to walk and, after her husband passed away, she could be seen frequently walking in South Charleston and in Spring Hill.  The Lord watched over her.  Those times when she would fall, He always had someone to help her and, if need be, take her home.  She enjoyed playing cards, playing Bingo, Scrabble, Boggle, etc. with family and friends.  She loved to travel and often went on bus trips, most recently with her cousin-in-law, Lola Samples.  She never met a stranger.

She attended and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of South Charleston and, after marrying Clarence, she transferred to Highlawn Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, WV,   where she sang in the choir.  The Lord and His church were important to Elizabeth.  She, also, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Left behind to cherish her memories are her sister, Sarah (Sallie) Wiatt Ballard of Hillsville, VA, her sister and brother-in-law, Sue Ellen and Doug Hardman of Huntington, WV, and nieces, Shelley Hardman (and Brett) Rowe , Stephanie Hardman (and Michael) Landers, and nephew Benjamin (and Erika) Hardman, plus several grand nieces and nephews, cousins, and many, many, many friends.

Visitation will be from 11:00 to 12:30 P.M.Thursday, February 22nd at Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston.  The memorial service will begin at 12:30 with Pastor Skip Siebel officiating.  Graveside service at Graceland Memorial Park will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in memory of Elizabeth Williams to First Presbyterian Church, 508 2nd Ave SW, South Charleston, WV 25303, Highlawn Presbyterian Church, 2501 Washington Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177, or Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.

Memories of Elizabeth may be shared by visiting snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.  Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

5 replies
  1. Bill Perry says:

    My condolences, she will certainly be missed by many who knew her. I too was glad to grow up in the Drive, in the apartment above you all. The Angels will be watching over her, God bless!
    The Perry’s

  2. Lucy Wilson Hamilton says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing today of Elizabeth. I have known all the Ballard girls. May you cherish your memories of Elizabeth and God carry you thru this most difficult time. Another Angel to watch over us! May you Rest In Peace, Elizabeth.

  3. Judy (Jeffers) Culbreth says:

    The memories I shared with SueEllen and her sisters are some of my favorite. How lucky to spend my early childhood with you all and rest of those kids in the Drive. I am so sorry to hear about Elizabeth but we know she is so happy now. Love to you and the family.

  4. Joyce Adkins says:

    I’ll always remember when we got together at Brett & Shellie’s house & Elizabeth was there. We sat on the front porch in rocking chairs & had a wonderful evening laughing & talking with her. She was a joy to be around. You’re a beautiful person, Elizabeth. Go rest with Jesus now.

  5. Joseph SPESSARD says:

    Our families send our condolences. Kenna Drive was where everyone seemed to go in those junior high and high school days. We know this is a sad time, but Sally just remember all those happy times at Kenna Drive and their rec center. This is from Joe and Jim and Cathy Spessard and their families.

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Visitation

  • Thursday, February 22
    11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Snodgrass Funeral Home
  • 4122 MacCorkle Avenue SW
    South Charleston, WV 25309-1512
  • (304) 768-7324
  • Directions

Memorial Service

  • Thursday, February 22
    12:30 PM
  • Snodgrass Funeral Home
  • 4122 MacCorkle Avenue SW
    South Charleston, WV 25309-1512
  • (304) 768-7324
  • Directions

Graveside Service

  • Following Memorial Service
  • Graceland Memorial Park
  • 100 Graceland Circle
    South Charleston, WV 25309
  • Directions